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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:32 am 
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I'm feeling real sick right now. Some jerk(s) tried to steal my '14 Forza.
About 9pm this evening I looked out my apartment window (as I usually do before bed) and saw my parking space empty (except for the rain cover on the floor).

Got dressed and went outside. Got to the from of the apartment complex and checked with the security guard. He did not see anyone leave with the bike. We drove around the back of the complex and back near a shed, we found the bike.

The perps had jimmied the front cover and broke the steering lock.

Oddly, all my tools were sitting on the seat, including a USB charging brick. I called the police and filed a report. Also filed a claim with my insurance online. Now I have to wait until morning to check with local Honda dealer to see how much its going to cost to get this fixed.

Sorry for the rant but I feel a little better now.
Next time: Alarm & disc brake lock (& cameras...)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:34 am 
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It appears at this point the ignition system held up and prevented a drive away.Nothing was stolen,and the final result was your Forza was vandalized .Replacing some plastic and a new ignition shouldn't be too bad.Depending on your deductible ..good luck.By the way,if you could see your bike from your window,why not set up a security camera looking down on it all the time.If they come back you might be able to ID the culprit


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:53 am 
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Awwww man, sorry for your pain & hassle. A thief is a #$%^&)*_(.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:03 am 
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The thieves probably thought they were getting a Hayabusa and gave up when they found out it was a scooter.

I had an old crap car stolen and then abandoned in the city of Vancouver. Some New Years drunks needed a ride. Someone slashed the tires of a dozen cars on the Vancouver street where my car was. I had to buy two new tires that costs more than I paid for the Datsun car.

Be good to your children so that they don't turn into thieves.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:47 am 
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"Be good to your children so that they don't turn into thieves."

Some kids turn into thieves BECAUSE the parents were too good to them. I know of several cases in which the parents gave their kid whatever he/she wanted, never making them responsible for anything. The kids reached a point where if they wanted something, They just took it, expecting the parents to deal with the consequences, which they did. Now that "kid" is in jail.

You see, when you reach a certain age you become responsible for your own actions, and the court is not going to ask the parents to make restitution for something that grown child did. Nope. They are just going to throw that dumbed up grownup in jail.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:42 pm 
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easyrider wrote:
It appears at this point the ignition system held up and prevented a drive away.Nothing was stolen,and the final result was your Forza was vandalized .Replacing some plastic and a new ignition shouldn't be too bad.Depending on your deductible ..good luck.By the way,if you could see your bike from your window,why not set up a security camera looking down on it all the time.If they come back you might be able to ID the culprit


Nothing was stolen? What about my ability to use my scooter? The money I have to put out to get it fixed? The time lost? (the shop can't get me in till next week) The money I have to put out during this time on alternate transportation, which is the city bus...

I have been trying to get a webcam working in the window but the low-cost ones don't have the resolution or low light capability I need (IR justs reflects back from the window so is usless). I can't afford a $300 camera.

I will be looking into a "radar" sensor so that the bike can sense when someone gets near it and sends me a message on my phone as well as blast the eardrums off the perp...


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:12 pm 
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How about a better parking place? Anything secure around where you live? Out of sight is better.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:51 pm 
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davenowherejones wrote:
How about a better parking place? Anything secure around where you live? Out of sight is better.


True. Everything at the apartment complex I'm at are open parking. Some apartments in upscale areas have separate garages but I can't afford those.

I offered my apartment management to build my own cycle garage but they declined...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:35 pm 
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Mel46 wrote:
"Be good to your children so that they don't turn into thieves."

Some kids turn into thieves BECAUSE the parents were too good to them. I know of several cases in which the parents gave their kid whatever he/she wanted, never making them responsible for anything. The kids reached a point where if they wanted something, They just took it, expecting the parents to deal with the consequences, which they did. Now that "kid" is in jail.

You see, when you reach a certain age you become responsible for your own actions, and the court is not going to ask the parents to make restitution for something that grown child did. Nope. They are just going to throw that dumbed up grownup in jail.


Can't take credit for this. Read it over on the Burgman forum -- a place filled with old geezers:
"Only two things certain in life - taxes, and the elderly complaining about the young."
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:40 pm 
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After talking to my insurance co (progressive), the mutual consensus is for me to buy the parts and repair it myself. So I disassembled half the bike to get the damaged lock out. Got an order out to Partzilla and should have it 2-3 days after MLK day. Just under $200 for parts plus untold frustration...

But now that its apart, I get some pics of the farkle I added before this all happened- for another post.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:43 pm 
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I did notice that my registration and insurance docs were gone so added ID theft to police report...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:54 pm 
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I hope the repairs aren't too costly. You had it covered and locked, so you can't do much more. It was just a combination of bad luck and bad people. At least you still have the scoot.


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Nothing sacred...is there?

Sorry bout the mess. Nobody needs this xxxx in their lives. Ride on!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:51 am 
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Well, the 'Good' side of this is that you learn how to take your bike apart now.

So here is a small suggestion that a friend of mine did. He drilled a small hole in the concrete, screwed in one of those rods used to tie out a dog, and put kwik-crete in the hole. When it dried he bought a chain that would fit through the hole in the rod, and bolted the chain around the bike with a super lock from Home Depot. Maybe it could be broken, but it would be too much effort for most thieves. Just make sure the weakest point is not the rod. Once it is in, if it is chopped off at the ground, you can't get it out.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:09 am 
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What insurance company do you have? I just went from State Farm to Progressive. I had SF for my auto, scoot but for some reason my 09 Nissan Cube kept going up and up in rates even though no one wants to steal it whatsoever. Its kind of ugly you know.
State Farm has good really good scooter and motorcycle rates but for some reason they do not offer roadside assistance while Progressive does which is a big draw. Its only 10 bucks for one year of roadside help. I deem it a big bargain.


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